Jack B Yeats  claimed £47.5s for three three oil paintings   but was awarded only £26.7s. The correspondence shows that Yeats contested the settlement and wrote to “formally protest against any reduction in the amount”. The committee, however, rejected his complaint

While the 1916 Rising may have precipitated Ireland’s freedom from British rule it also spawned one of the biggest mass-compensation claims in the co(...)

As a Sotheby’s Specialist, I am involved in sourcing high quality sculptures for our auctions in London

Who? Christopher Mason is a Deputy Director, Head of Auction Sales, Specialist, European Sculpture and Works of Art, Sotheby’s, London. Sotheby’s, f(...)

 Horologist Kevin Chellar resetting the time on an 18th century mahogany Irish bracket clock by William Boylan of Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Who? Kevin Chellar restores and sell antique clocks, barometers and barographs, and provides a comprehensive repair service at Timepiece Antique Cloc(...)

Fantasy buy: The doll’s house of Petronella Oortman in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Gráinne Pierse runs Courtville Antiques in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in Dublin specialising in the sale of diamond engagement rings and Georgia(...)

Russborough House: a  spokesman said the 200-acre estate near Blessington had “about 105,000 visitors” in 2016 – a new record. Photograph: Eric Luke

The threatened closure of Russborough House, the stately home in Co Wicklow, has been averted following the sale of old master paintings from its coll(...)

Russborough House, near Blessington in Co Wicklow, built  in 1741.

For a few decades in the second half of the 20th century, Russborough House near Blessington, Co Wicklow was an unlikely home to one of the world’s mo(...)

Who? Pat O’Donovan antiques auctioneer, Co Limerick Pat O’Donovan established O’Donovan & Associates in 1982 in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. He r(...)

Penny Day, head of Irish art and director of modern British art at Bonhams in London: “One good picture is worth 10 average ones.” Photograph: Martin Maybank

Irish woman Penny Day is head of Irish art and director of modern British art at Bonhams on New Bond Street in London. Bonhams is a privately owned Br(...)

George Stacpoole: “I find research fascinating and try and try to pass on to customers as much information as I can find.”

George Stacpoole is an antiques dealer and President of the Irish Antique Dealers Association (IADA) His shop – George Stacpoole Antiques – is at Mai(...)

Joe Collins, of Mealy’s, with the tiger head that sold for €1,000 at an auction in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

A pair of tables from the collection of Sir Anthony O’Reilly has sold for 10 times their estimate at an auction that also featured a Victorian-era stu(...)

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